Saturday, March 25, 2006

Upcoming Projects & Stash Enhancements

Thanks for all your super nice comments on the Norwegian Stockings! I've never received that many comments... I feel so loved! Expect to see more sage & brown projects, too. It's my favorite color combo (they were even my wedding colors!)

I'm trying to get my knitting queue together for the next couple months. These are all the projects rolling around in my head...
Scary, huh? Makes you wonder how I can think about anything else. This project cluster probably isn't even exhaustive, but the list changes daily (maybe even hourly). Hopefully, having a record of these projects will organize my mind a bit. We'll start from the top.

Aimee from Rowan Vintage Knits. This little number has been the apple of my eye for quite some time. I have no idea why I haven't made it yet. I wonder if it's already too warm to try to squeeze it this season. This is one of the few projects always on the list.

Wobbly Tote from Interweave Knits Spring. How can you not love this bag? It's cuteness and durability coupled with an intarsia tutorial on the page before are what landed this on the knitting queue. I think this will be a good first intarsia project because the felting will help hide any mistakes (which there are sure to be). This would be a good gift, too.

Baby Bobby Bear by Blue Sky Alpaca. I would love to make one of these for myself, but think it will probably be a gift for my nephew or another kid. Although, I'm sure it will ne nice and snuggly for adults, too.

Cyd by Jaeger. What can I say, I'm on a sweatervest kick. This combined with my love of argyle drew me to this piece. I'll probably knit it in the late summer / early fall. Definitely not to be for this season (even though it doesn't get warm in Boston until the end of May).

Hike from Rowan 37. I love this sweater and know it would be one I'd wear for days in a row during the transition between seasons and for summer nights. I'm especially drawn in by the pockets and their construction. Down side of this sweater, the tons of stockinette look boring.

Chicago from Rowan 37. This sweater catches my eye everytime I see it. I even love the color, although it would never work with my skin tone. This piece could fit into all sectors of my wardrobe from work clothes, to play clothes, to night clothes. ***I'm fighting the urge to go to LYS for yarn right now.

Prairie Tunic from Interweave Spring. Love it, so cute for summer. going right to left.....

Jewel from Rowan 39. This is the first project to catch my eye in this mag. I even went to the LYS for yarn for this baby. The colors they stocked were mostly pastel and didn't jump out at me. Also, tfhe longer I thought about it, I couldn't justify spending $110+ on this sweater. Calmer is $$$$! The jury is out on this one.

Trek from Rowan 37. I'm torn between this one and Hike. This one looks like more fun to knit, but it doesn't have those kick-ass pockets like Hike.

Butterfly from Rowan 37. I've been drooling over this since I started knitting (so what if that was only 6 months ago!). I just bought some yarn for the camisole (see below). I was torn for awhile between the cami and dress, but think I'll get more use out of the cami.

Bangle Bag. Have yarn, will make.

Apricot Jacket by Rebecca. Love, but have no materials for.

Rambling Rose from Rowan 39. I think this might be one of the next project. I'm still intimidated by the toothpick needles, but will deal for this beautiful sweater. Also dealing with fear of ss boredom.

Orangina by Glampyre. Love love love. Will def. make this summer.

Rythmic from Rowan 38. Will make, have yarn.

Minisweater by Glampyre. will make with some leftover yarn.

Somewhat Cowl by knitandtonic. Cute, classic sweater.

Bobbie Blue from Interweave Spring. I love this sweater. I bought the specified yarn (super cheap at and it's arriving on Thursday. Woo hoo. Bobbles here I come. I think I'm the only knitter who loves bobbles.

Joy from Rowan Vintage Knits. A fall knit. Teeny tiny needles, but for this sweater it's worth it.

Toledo from Rowan 37. Another summer knit.

I just realized a project I forgot. Hot Lava! I drool at the Manos Wildflower colorway everytime I go to the LYS. I think this would be perfect. I might wait for the new similar pattern, though.

Phew. This list might not be exhaustive, but I'm exhausted now.

Now for a few stash enhancements....

Socks that Rock in the Carbon Dating colorway. My first STR!

Sundara Yarn in "Trompe l'oeil"

One of these yarns is for Jaywalkers. Any opinions on which would look better?

3 balls Kidsilk Haze in Blushes for Butterfly!

I've actually been knitting, too. Here's the first finished half of Backyard Leaves. I'm 4 repeats through the second half.

Sorry for the ridiculously long post. I'm trying to get better about posting more often with less content, but I think I just get worse!


caitlyn said...

Lots of great potential projects and yummy yarn!

jacqueline said...

as you know i just went through this very process on my own blog. do you want to know what i've discovered? no sooner had i finished my list than i found new projects to add to it.

there are some gorgeous things listed there and i cant' wait to see what you make first.

Anonymous said...

I'm all for Cyd and Joy, but like you said, tiny needles. Eek!

- MJ

Veronique said...

I'm inspired by some of your choices: Aimee in particular... I hope you make Butterfly, I made the dress last year. And yes, you will definitely get more wear out of the cami compared to the dress!

lobstah said...

OMG, my "to knit" list is eerily similar to yours!

Seriously...I also want to do Cyd, Orangina, Rambling Rose...and I have had the yarn for Toledo for over a year now! As you know I also love "Jewel," but like you I hesitated at the price tag (hence the 4-ply cotton instead).

If we don't watch out we are going to have the same wardrobe, hee hee!

Elizabeth said...

wow, it's a little scary how many similar projects we like... I've made a few on your list, but want to make many more of them. Looking forward to seeing your choices!

Melissa said...

OOOOOHHHH! That's a beautiful color for butterfly. Do you think you'll add the beads too? They weren't that annoying to knit in, surprisingly.

I'd have to agree with you on making the tank/tunic version vs the dress. I still haven't gone out to get a slip for my dress yet!

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